"Surprises, battles and intrigue develop along with a love Celie cannot resist"
Celie Cameron was bored and wishing for some of the
excitement missing since she left the terror of the
Controllers and joined the Shielders in SHAMARA (Shielders
version of 'Garden of Eden'). On what she thought was a
routine delivery, Celie found the snakes in SHAMARA. Her
whole life full of memories and mementoes were on her ship
and it was her most valued possession. It was Rurick and
Max's fault she was on this planet and now their help
escaping just cost her ship and almost her life. Boredom
was exchanged for fear for her life and that of stowaway
family friend, Raven. Now she has to protect Raven from
unknown enemies and possibly Max while she fights her own
attraction to Max's android, Rurick.
Reading this story flowed smoothly with no jolts out of the
fantasy. I was right there with Celie when she was
thinking "be careful what you wish for" and with her
protective feelings for Raven. The politics and subterfuge
were believable (snakes in the Garden of Eden) and story
compelling. Celie's mixed feelings for Rurick and his role-
playing was realistic. You don't need to read the other
books in the series to enjoy this story, but be warned;
once you have read it, you will want the other books.
SHADOW CROSSING is just like a chocolate dessert...
Fulfilling but if available you would enjoy more. Actually
a second serving (I mean reading) is desired. I was tired
and only going to read a couple of chapters before going to
sleep but I couldn't put the book down. There are a few
reasons that I appreciate being kept awake once in bed and
this book is one of them.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted March 12, 2003